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damylim
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:03 pm

Frederick wrote:
http://www.golftoys.sg/

They sell range finder too at an affordable price... although its not your NIKON or bushnell Bt I think can work. The effective range is 250m which I think its more than enough.

Any other affordable range finders besides the one from golf toys?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:19 pm

any one tried the bushnell version of the watch?
http://www.bushnellgolf.com/gps/neo-plus-gps-watch.cfm
http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30079209/bushnell-neo-plus-gps-watch
http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Plus-Golf-Rangefinder-Watch/dp/B007XV7W46
http://www.golfwrx.com/31588/bushnell-neo-golf-gps-watch-review/
seems like a cheaper option from a reputable brand for rangefinder, would love to hear some local reviews on this item.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:32 pm

Newtogolf wrote:
enwee wrote:
pug wrote:
There seems to be a "Garmin S3 Asia" version.

Any idea where can get in SG?
today straits times DL got promotion for SITEX starting tomorrow. @ $439.
*Ouch*

went to Sitex to look at the watch.
It is preloaded with golf courses in Singapore, Malaysia, NZ, Aust, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines only.
Because it is an Asia version, you can never download USA or Europe golf courses into the watch.
You will need to buy a USA Garmin S3 version instead.
This is similiar to their Garmin GPSs.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:10 am

slazenger wrote:
Newtogolf wrote:
enwee wrote:
pug wrote:
There seems to be a "Garmin S3 Asia" version.

Any idea where can get in SG?
today straits times DL got promotion for SITEX starting tomorrow. @ $439.
*Ouch*

went to Sitex to look at the watch.
It is preloaded with golf courses in Singapore, Malaysia, NZ, Aust, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines only.
Because it is an Asia version, you can never download USA or Europe golf courses into the watch.
You will need to buy a USA Garmin S3 version instead.
This is similiar to their Garmin GPSs.
TGW is having a promotion for the same version, US$199, but of cos, its a 'USA' set.

Kinda thinking if there's a hack around it to load Asian maps in though.....
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:37 pm

Anybody knows if the S3 approach Asia can be set to meters instead of yards?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:00 pm

greenteaz wrote:
Anybody knows if the S3 approach Asia can be set to meters instead of yards?

hold left button 3 sec
>
setting
>
units
>
yards or meters?

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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:04 pm

valibel wrote:
greenteaz wrote:
Anybody knows if the S3 approach Asia can be set to meters instead of yards?

hold left button 3 sec
>
setting
>
units
>
yards or meters?


Wah u again
Give people chance to talk la. Lol

How about if it can download the USA maps?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:11 pm

?????

haven even try in my hand, how do i know ?? Amigo....

need to link inside the file directory and check.

tonight you go and buy, and then we try the EXPERIMENT..... Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:32 pm

valibel wrote:
?????

haven even try in my hand, how do i know ?? Amigo....

need to link inside the file directory and check.

tonight you go and buy, and then we try the EXPERIMENT..... Cheers Jump

Go ask your boss make friends with navicom ma...
now i kena full consumer price liao.... No
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:56 pm

greenteaz wrote:
valibel wrote:
?????

haven even try in my hand, how do i know ?? Amigo....

need to link inside the file directory and check.

tonight you go and buy, and then we try the EXPERIMENT..... Cheers Jump

Go ask your boss make friends with navicom ma...
now i kena full consumer price liao.... No

your buying power will help to boost up the worldwide economic .... santa santa santa
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:07 pm

valibel wrote:
greenteaz wrote:
valibel wrote:
?????

haven even try in my hand, how do i know ?? Amigo....

need to link inside the file directory and check.

tonight you go and buy, and then we try the EXPERIMENT..... Cheers Jump

Go ask your boss make friends with navicom ma...
now i kena full consumer price liao.... No

your buying power will help to boost up the worldwide economic .... santa santa santa

Tot you studying business modules? How come got economics de?
What did i miss out during class?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:40 pm

Comparing the S1 and S3. Golfsmith having Black Friday sales on S1: here

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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:05 am

pug wrote:
Comparing the S1 and S3. Golfsmith having Black Friday sales on S1: here


Can S1 use in Asia ? I can't find the answer for this . Wonder if it can be loaded with Asia Map. These course map are all available in garmin website.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:32 am

the garmin s3 looks quite usable. wonder how it feels on my wrist and swinging a club.(usually, i dont wear anything on my wrists).

how does this compare to apps (with preloaded maps) on smartphones?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:43 pm

cybermambo wrote:
the garmin s3 looks quite usable. wonder how it feels on my wrist and swinging a club.(usually, i dont wear anything on my wrists).

how does this compare to apps (with preloaded maps) on smartphones?

don't know about watches but i downloaded golfshot app into my iphone.
tried a few rounds and then gave up.
too much bother to take out my phone, hit a shot, key in the distance for the club that was just hti and then repeat.
of course you only do this if you want the app to track your games, your shots, and your distance. quite a drain on the battery.
slows down my game too much!

i think these apps are better on a ipad or ipad mini or iphone on the golf cart and stays permanently on. then it behaves like the golf cart has a gps to measure distance and scores your game.
on golfer.... too troublesome.
however if you use the golfshot gps only to assess distance to green and hazard, i guess not too bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:21 am

From Garmin Support:

Approach S1 is designed to work in the specific region it was purchased for, whether that is US/Canada or Europe.

As a result, additional regions cannot be bought or added to the device as it does not have additional space for other mapping.
To prevent the purchase of mapping that cannot be utilized, Garmin’s website will only offer the free update that is relevant for your device.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:03 pm

ron81 wrote:
For GPS device, I'm using Voice Caddie and it works great, superb accuracy. This little stuff works well and easy to carry around, convienient to use too.

http://sg.voicecaddie-asia.com/

Just that I will like to wear a watch for golfing and think that this Garmin's design is great, but if the GPS don't works then maybe I will just wear my Casio. Haha..

Bro;

Where to buy this voicecaddie??
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Botak88 wrote:
ron81 wrote:
For GPS device, I'm using Voice Caddie and it works great, superb accuracy. This little stuff works well and easy to carry around, convienient to use too.

http://sg.voicecaddie-asia.com/

Just that I will like to wear a watch for golfing and think that this Garmin's design is great, but if the GPS don't works then maybe I will just wear my Casio. Haha..

Bro;

Where to buy this voicecaddie??
Bishan range.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:57 am

Kam sia bro enwee


Cheers Jump



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